Blues top Wild 3-0 for 3rd straight shutout, 10th win in row

              St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Vince Dunn (29) celebrate a win against the Minnesota Wild after an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Blues won 4-0. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 31 saves and the St. Louis Blues posted their third straight shutout, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Sunday for their 10th straight victory.

Binnington made 21 saves to blank Arizona on Thursday night, and Jake Allen stopped 32 shots in a 3-0 victory at Colorado on Saturday. St. Louis hasn’t allowed a goal in 187:16, since late in an 8-3 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday night.

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Ryan O’Reilly, Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn also scored to help St. Louis match the best winning streak in franchise history, completed in January 2002. The run also ties the Blues for the longest streak in the NHL this season. The Blues have won eight straight on the road, their best such run since taking 10 straight in 2000.

Alex Stalock stopped 26 shots for Minnesota in his first action since Feb. 2.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang each had two goals and Pittsburgh beat New York to climb back into playoff position.

Defensemen Marcus Pettersson and Brian Dumoulin also scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists to help the Penguins pass Carolina for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot.

Mats Zuccarello had two goals, and Kevin Hayes and Mika Zibanejad added goals for New York.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg each had two goals and Anaheim’s Ryan Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender.

Miller, who missed 24 games due to a knee injury, made 23 saves in his first start since Dec. 9. He got his 375th victory, breaking a tie with John Vanbiesbrouck.

Corey Perry added a goal and an assist for the Ducks.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season for the Capitals to become the fourth player in NHL history with 10 or more 40-goal seasons. John Carlson also scored for Washington and Braden Holtby made 34 saves.


DETROIT (AP) — Ivan Provorov broke a tie early in the third period and Oskar Lindblom had two goals in Philadelphia’s victory over Detroit.

The Flyers have won 12 of their last 14 games, moving into contention for a wild card in the Eastern Conference playoffs or perhaps for one of the three guaranteed postseason spots available in the Metropolitan Division. Carter Hart made 37 saves, allowing only Darren Helm’s second-period goal.


SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov had his second career hat trick and added an assist for his third four-game, helping Florida beat Montreal.

Riley Sheahan, Frank Vatrano and Denis Malgin also scored and James Reimer stopped 28 shots. Max Domi scored twice for the Canadiens, and Brendan Gallagher also had a goal. Antti Niemi allowed three goals on nine shots before being replaced by Carey Price.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists and Cory Schneider made 34 saves to lead New Jersey past Buffalo.

Miles Wood, Jesper Bratt and Joey Anderson also scored to help the Devils win consecutive games for the second time since the start of the year. Sam Reinhart scored for the Sabres.